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>> a couple of months ago, superintendent carranza joined us for the naac, p banquet, i know that will be warmly received by the african american community because he will be our guest speaker, give that a hand. the students will receive an incentive and the 4.0 students and will receive a certificate also a med dallon and will not go home hungry, once it is over we will go down stairs for a reception. the first three years were jones methodist and he is in the audience here tonight and just three short years. then the third baptist church for years our group. and this is our third year at saint mary's cathedral. i have a feeling that we are going to out grow, and where we
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will go from there, i do not know. i know with your help you will help us. we must raise about $10,000 to put forth this event and so we will take your donations the checks made to the black school educators and you can call us and we will give you the address of where to send your donations. we look forward to saying you next wednesday at saint mary's cathedral. [ applause ] >> school is still in session. mrs. virginia marshal. to the board members, proper protocol has been established, thank you, thank you, and thank you thank you thank you for being so supportive of the san francisco alliance of black school educators my name is brenda jackson and i am the chair person of the musical and this year we added on step contests. i was told that i was only
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given two minutes i will yield, i will yield the floor to mr. matthew garrett, who will come up and present his original poem to the board of education. and if you on february 23rd at thurgood marshal high school from grades k-12, please come out and support us. matthew? >> matthew one second. >> miss wilson i would like to give the student of not having a time limit, so if we can make sure that the timer does not interrupt him. >> my name is matthew garrett and i would like to say thank you for the board of education for letting me speak. my poem. my school is kip bay view academy. and the bay view district. and very glad to attend there. this is my poem.
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i am different. can you see me? can you hear me? do you know me? yes, i'm smart. a bright kid, they say. yes, i get good grades. yes, i dress well. yes, i am well mannered. but i am different. i'm different from what you see, i'm different from what you believe. oh, i know sometimes i can't sit still. i know sometimes i'm a little loud. i know sometimes i lose my temper, i know sometimes i forget to comb my hair or iron my clothes, but i am different. i am different from what you see, i am different from what you believe. no i may not be the best basketball player. so please, i do my best. i love sports, playing games on the wii. i like to read. i have a great imagination.
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but, i'm different. i'm different from what you see. i'm different from what you believe. they say i have add, or adhd. whatever that is. i know i'm not a very good listener. and i may not remember what you said the first time, i may not do what you asked me to do the first time. but i am different. i am different from what you see. i'm different from what you believe. i deserve to be loved, i deserved to be heard. i deserve to be represented and i deserve patience and the right to be me without a label. can you see me? can you hear me? do you know me? i am different. i'm different from what you see. i am different from what you believe. thank you. [ applause ]
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>> nicely done. nice to get a little poetry. >> next we have jake kosac, leona hunter, nathan apple and linda cook. >> i'm jake kosac from george washington high school and i guess that i want to continue what i started a month ago when i came here and ran out of time and i was talking about the ato g requirements and
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accountability as far as keeping the promises to the families, okay? what i didn't or what i wanted to continue, but i didn't have time was, for instance, the programs that are being put out now for credit recovery. all right? i mean i'm a counselor, i me this is my specialty. i know this stuff. what you have here is what the district put out in their evening school, classes in a million years i would not have say that is what they need. pe, okay, george washington high school, we have two kids in pe after school and we are holding a class with two students, career ed, we have three students and holding a class, we have teachers, okay? no chinese. and 7 kids in spanish. okay? if you would ask me, these were not the classes that we need. okay? so and then you gave the schools, for instance, you gave
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george washington in addition to $25,000, okay to create programs all the way in the end of january. you know? to do that, what i am trying to say is there is disorganization here. it is disjointed, there is no organization. coming from the high school, office, it is, the students need this, but the way that it is brought about, it is so, it is really tacky, you know? and the students are on top of it are not really getting what they need. why don't they have advanced algebra, why wasn't that offered? because they can take it in summer school. they need it now. they need other classes in the summer school. it is really the people making the decisions are just, you pay them a lot of money and i don't know what you are getting out of it. and i'm telling you, i'm with the students and then you sent, the office a letter to over 2,000 parents that their students are off track, their sons and daughters. you know what it was from the
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first semester. so all of these letters went out to parents from the first semester and a lot of that stuff was taken care of and so we were inundated with phone calls. is this the way to run it? just send 2,000 letters out to people? there is no coherent policy going on. i know that there is not, i am the one that is doing it. okay? and meanwhile the students really need other things and i can only talk about my experience. and it is my experience, and i'm speaking with my knowledge, which is i'm the one doing the stuff here. it is not a good way to do it and the students do need it. and i really wish that someone would have asked the people that really are in the front lines, you know? people making the decision and programs that are not in schools. >> okay, thank you. >> thank you, mr. kosac. >> is leona hunter here?
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>> okay. nathan apple? >> two minutes, mr. apple. >> okay, thank you. >> president, vice president, superintendent, board members, my name is nathan apple. i'm a native san franciscoan, i am a business owner, for 25 years in the bay view district. i'm a parent. i'm a taxpayer and i'm a voter. i'm here tonight to raise my concerns about a proposal that you have in front of you about creative arts charter school
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sharing a campus with gateway middle school. i don't think it is a good idea. i have two children in this school, one second grade daughter, and one fourth grade son. the thought of having 300 students, middle schoolers come to this campus, it is damn-near frightening for my daughter. i ask you to look at other alternatives. as a business owner, i manufacture and before that product leaves my shop i give it my stamp of approval. i ask you to do the same. whoever is giving you this advice, whether it is the staff members or paid consultants i ask you to go back to them and
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say is this the best that you can do? because it does not have my stamp of approval on it. and i think that you can do better. i don't think that it is a good mix. and i believe that there are alternatives out there. and you just need to look for them. thank you. >> okay, linda cook?
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good evening, everyone. hughes write, i too am america, i am the darker brother, please sebd send me to eat in the kitchen when the company comes and i laugh and eat well and grow strong, tomorrow i will be at the table when the company comes, no one will dare say to me eat in the kitchen, they will see how beautiful i am and be ashamed i too am america, in saying that has times changed any? the music program is gone, the arts program is gone, security is back, i hear. the custodian left and the counselors, the secretary and the teachers and abusive students. and which it has brought media attention, newspaper, you tube, it is all over you tube, i never thought that i would be on you tube. what more should the attitude, what mores that to be added to this list? why should the community have to suffer unprofessionalism knowing that this is not
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happening at other schools, and hoover, marina, san francisco this principal has hurt so many people, what will it take? has any one of you reached out to one person to find out how are they doing? one of you? have any of you thought about what has happened to 17 people verses your one principal? i don't get this picture. what has to happen? by the way, there is not much representation african representation inside the school so you guys are looking for jobs outside. what is wrong with the picture here? come on you guys, wake up. what is wrong with this picture? you give us two minutes to speak, and it is like, yeah you can speak for two minutes, but what happened? two minutes, that is it. what about the issues? >> what about the pain?
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what about the suffering freaked out and... >> there goes that bell again, is that me? my time is up again? two minutes? what is wrong with this picture. come on you guys, do something. thank you. >> okay. we are moving on now to item k, advisory committee reports and appointments. >> i am sorry, i explained at the beginning of the meeting that we will accept speaker cards before an item is called. and now we are now moving on to our next item in the meeting. >> dr. jackson, thank you very
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much. >> yes, i do know that you are dr. jackson. i am very sorry, but i did read out the rules at the beginning of the meeting and those are the rules. >> i am going to move on to our next item now. >> i am going to move on to the next item. >> okay. i am going to recess the meeting everybody. and when the public is calm again, we will resume.
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>> we are going to move on to item k, appointments to the
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advisory committee, are there any appointments tonight? >> it does not appear that there are. we are going to move on the special order of business. i am going to recess the regular board and convene as the financing corporation in order to handle the following action items. >> okay. so see pages 1 through 4 of the agenda. roll call? >> >> miss fewer? >> here. >> mr. haney? >> yeah. >> miss maufus. >> thank you. >> dr. murase? >> present. >> miss wynns. >> yes. >> miss norton? >> yes. >> thank you, miss kasko.
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mr. superintendent is there a staff report on the status of projects? >> there isn't. >> okay. thank you. now, would i like to hear a motion and a second on the approval of the prior meeting minutes of january of 2012. i so move. >> i second. >> thank you. >> roll call, vote. >> thank you. >> fewer? >> yes. >> mr. haney? >> yes. >> miss maufus? >> yes. >> miss mendoza. >> yes. >> murase? >> yes. >> and six ayes. >> i will hear the rotation of the new officers.
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>> norton and fewer, and richard a. carranza is treasurer of the financing commission. >> moved. >> second. >> and rotation. miss fewer? >> yes. >> mr. haney. >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> yes. mendoza. aye. >> wynns. >> aye. >> yes. >> are there any public comments and any other business before the financing corporation? >> seeing none, i now adjourn the meeting of the sfusd corporation and resume the meeting of the regular board of education. >> all right our next order of business is a membership appointment to the san francisco board of education's quality and oversight committee. >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you.
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>> may i hear a reading of the recommendation by the superintendent? >> we i would like the executive director richards to read. >> good evening, superintendent and commissioners. >> i'm mary richard i am the liaison, and so i am happy to announce our new appointment for the committee, the new action is that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district appoint the following person for membership to the quality teacher and education act. and the name of our perspective member is shaman walton he is currently the director for young community developers and formerly for the city and
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county of san francisco children's fund and formally program officer for the department of children, youth and their families. and i don't need to read the background. if you have questions about the application process? >> okay. i don't have any public speakers on this item. signed up. are there any comments or questions from the board? >> it does not appear that there are. may i have a roll call, please? >> thank you. >> miss ly? >> yes. >> wong? >> yes. >> fewer in >> yes. >> mr. haney >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> yes. >> mendoza. >> yes. >> murase. >> aye. wynns. >> aye. >> and we are all acquainted and i am sure that he will do a great job. >> the next order of business
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is our election commission appointment. >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you. the recommendation is that the board of the education of the san francisco unified school district appoint, kathleen catalina ruiz-healy to the election commission of the city and county of san francisco for a five year term of commence on january 8, and to expire on january 1, 2018. >> are there any comments? >> commissioner mendoza. >> i think that she has done a good job and i appreciate all that she has done and i want to ask my fellow colleagues to support her as well and she is getting married on sunday. this is not the kind of gift that she would really want to get for her wedding. but she has done a terrific job. >> thank you, commissioner mendoza, i think that you speak for all of us.

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